Zambia is a landlocked country situated in the heart of southern Africa. Its capital city is Lusaka, found in the south-central area of the country. The population of Zambia is mainly concentrated around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest.  The country was originally inhabited by the nomadic Khoisan. It was later taken over by the Bantu influx of the thirteenth century. By the eighteenth century, it fell under British protection operating out of Northern Rhodesia. On the 24 October 1964, the country gained its independence from Great Britain and Kenneth Kaunda became the first official president.

The beauty of tropical Zambia shines through its truly magnificent collection of natural wonders. The most well-known are its huge expanses of waterways, including 17 fantastic waterfalls that are explored whilst experiencing the rural life of Zambia’s villages. The awe-inspiring Victoria Falls and Zambezi River marvelled explorers like David Livingstone and still evokes joy in adrenalin-seekers and travellers today.

The safari experiences of the magnificent Zambian forests, plains and grasslands are treasured and memorable for all travellers on the Rovos Rail journey. ( Around 30% of Zambia’s land is reserved for wildlife and it has over 20 national parks to visit. Safaris offered in Zambia suit all manner of tastes; including walking, birding, photographic, guided and canoeing safaris.

With its many rivers, lakes and falls that form part of the devastatingly stunning landscape, the best way to safari in Zambia is to go by canoe. For those who want a leisurely canoeing trip, the top of the upper Zambezi is tranquil and calm, allowing you to soak in the multi-coloured birds, the sounds of nature and other African wildlife. For a little bit more action, the lower Zambezi is stocked with game reserves on either side of its banks for those who want their wildlife fix. The animals you can expect to snap pictures of include hippo, elephant, impala, zebra, buffalo, waterbuck, kudu, crocodiles and baboons. Other options available include walking and guided safaris, where guides will be able to show you the wonder of Zambian wildlife whilst educating you on the animals, environment and geography around you.


Zambia is known for its vast bird population. One of Africa’s most amazing birding spots is the Lochinvar National Park. Found on the Kafue floodplains, it may be small, yet it contains 428 known species of bird. In addition to the bird parks, many of the game reserves have skilled guides who are able to aid you in your bird-watching by taking you on walks or drives through the bush.


In addition to game-viewing and bird-watching, Zambia’s natural landscape offers any tourist a multitude of marvellous adventure activities to embark on. Most popular include; elephant back riding, bungee jumping, swimming in the Victoria Falls Devil’s Pool, rafting, kayaking and fishing.